Author Archives: Amie

Amie

About Amie

Hi! I'm Amie. Bryan's wife. Joyful mother to three. Homeschool teacher. Seamstress. Kitchen experimenter. Trying to figure out this thing of being a disciple of Christ.

What it’s like or Hey! That’s where my socks went!

No one has asked me what it’s like being a mom of four, probably because it doesn’t seem that different from three, but it’s pretty different. It’s great because I have adorable and fascinating children, but it’s busy. Very busy. … Continue reading

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Self control

I realized something today as we were sitting at lunch. We had an incident after church. Bryan found it hilarious, but, then, he didn’t have to try to wrestle a cookie stealing toddler while holding a nursing baby. Bryan had … Continue reading

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Shapes?

We received this as one of the kids’ free books from some doctor appointment. This book is clearly free because the author has given up on creativity and possibly life in general. It starts out well But then it deteriorates … Continue reading

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Mjölnir

That’s the name of Thor’s hammer. When Bryan and I watched the Thor and Avenger movies, the most impressive thing to me about this hammer is not its destructive capabilities. No, it’s that when he holds out his hand, the … Continue reading

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When the best is the worst

We really want to be the best parents ever. This isn’t a terrible longing when we use it to make good choices for our family, but I think it’s the main reason we’re all stretched too thin on time, on … Continue reading

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Too efficient for my own good

As everyone is talking about fitness in the new year, I’m reminded of my own failings/strengths. Actual conversation: Me: What are you doing? Child: Putting away this book. Me: Look, there are five books that need to go downstairs along … Continue reading

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Our resident hair stylist

This year Emma has become quite the hair stylist. She’s been using her new smartphone privileges to study the wonders of hair tutorials on the internet. Hannah and I, especially Hannah, are glad recipients of this gift. It’s really quite … Continue reading

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2 out of 3 is actually very, very bad

This past Monday, I was in a funk. The kids were starting to irritate me. I had things to get done, the house was messy, so I decided to do something fun and spontaneous to break out. I suggested to … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015

Another year, another cheesy Christmas letter from us. Taking a page from elementary school, I decided to go all acrostic on you all. C-The Chickies moved to one of the rooms downstairs. One of the biggest benefits to two girls … Continue reading

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Too many vowels

Micah is a fairly good communicator, but being two, he still has many idiosyncrasies of language. One of his troubles is many vowels in a row. If I ask him to do something or if he is something, he’ll answer … Continue reading

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